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AMY PREISS Amy B. Preiss, 39, passed away, with her family by her side, Friday, May 8, 2009. Amy was born in Johnson City, N.Y., Aug. 14, 1969. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Amy moved to Las Vegas in 1992 to pursue her career as a CPA. After several years with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP, Amy began working at Circus Circus Enterprises, ultimately becoming an assistant vice president of corporate accounting for the MGM-Mirage Corporation. Amy and her husband, of almost 10 years, Eric Preiss, met while working together as accountants at Arther Andersen. Exceptionally intelligent, Amy loved puzzles and was a voracious reader. She was an advocate for animals and volunteered her time to help those in need. Amy is survived by her beloved and devoted husband, Eric; her father and mother, Alan and Betty Patterson; sister, Lori and brother-in-law, Dave Yandell, and their beautiful children, Amanda, Shawnna, Tessa and Matt Yandell, with whom Amy was incredibly close; along with Eric's father and mother, Peter and Joyce Preiss; sister, Sheri Thome; brother-in-law, Mark Thome; and nephew, Max Schwartz. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit organization that helps animals in need. Donations can be made at www.bestfriends.org.
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